Why ‘The Way of Fun’?…

Two of my friends having fun...

Another email conversation with my friend ‘X’ happened to be about a usually unmentioned, but actually most central aspect of the nature of the Spirit -that is, also of ourselves then – so I’ll use it here (with his permission as always) as the explanatory post that many other people may also by now feel the need of, to figure out why in my all very serious ‘Categories’ there is also such a surprising item as ‘The Way of Fun’. Here we go:

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Le 14 mai 11 à 23:51, X a écrit :

What do you think of this?

‘Everything exists for joy. There is not one other reason for life than joy. We’ve got nothing to prove to anyone, because nobody other than All-That-Is is watching. In other words, we’re not trying to get brownie points from some other galaxy. We’re not trying to get someplace else; we’re not trying to get it done, because there is no ending—we cannot get it done. Everything exists for the purpose of joy in the moment.’

— Abraham Hicks is a channeled entity from Texas Not worth googling in my opinion.
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(My answer;)

Well, judging just from that one quote you give me, it is also exactly what Seth says, and Sri Aurobindo as well (he has written tons of wonderful things about that) – because our divine nature is essentially Delight of Being, one should never forget that.
In this Great Game of progressive remembrance and manifestation of what we really are (that’s what Evolution is all about), divine Joy is indeed secretly our real, eternal motivation and purpose – translated as Love when ‘others’ are involved. Love is simply the outgoing flow of that inalienable Delight of Being each of us can learn to feel again if he/she takes the trouble of going within deep enough, re-positioning their consciousness/self-awareness from the habitual surface to the Centre of our being, deep within: in the blissful inner space of our Soul, which is a portion of the Divine, expressing a specific way of being possible among the infinite possible ways of being contained in the Divine and manifested constantly in All That Is.
Just one quote from Sri Aurobindo to give you an idea (but there are plenty, as this Divine Delight is at the very center of all that he has explained):

‘Not result is the purpose of action, but God’s eternal delight in becoming, seeing and doing.’

That’s actually what my name, ‘Bhaga’, means, by the way, and that’s why I have chosen it when it was indicated inwardly to me by an intense inner recognition that THIS  was what I most needed to experience and live permanently, the only thing that could not only reconcile myself with being alive on this terrestrial physical plane, but would help me to appreciate that more and more… and to end up enjoying it thoroughly, just as the conscious Divine within me already does all the time…

Cheers
Bhaga

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(My friend’s answer:)

‘Not result is the purpose of action, but God’s eternal delight in becoming, seeing and doing.’
Is it ‘Not result’ or ‘No result’? – (X)

That’s (That what?- X) actually what my name, ‘Bhaga’, means,

Below is my thought on this quote,

Everything exists because it exists, not for anything. It’s all an expression of Love as seen from the Big picture. It exist because it is, and not for “the purpose of”. It’s partly true, sort of, but is misleading. This whole thing implies that one shouldn’t be other than joyful or happy etc. Humans are more complex than that. This quote is collapsing the distinction between the infinite and the finite while we are still living in the finite. If we were always happy, which is what almost everyone wants, we would be singing with the angels and not human beings.

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(My answer)

Answers just down below, under each of your own questions.

‘Not result is the purpose of action, but God’s eternal delight in becoming, seeing and doing.’
Is it ‘Not result’ or ‘No result’? – (X)
= the purpose of action is not result, but God’s eternal delight in becoming, seeing and doing.

That’s (That what?- X) actually what my name, ‘Bhaga’, means,
My name, Bhaga, is in the Veda precisely the name of one of the solar Powers of the Divine, in this case: God’s eternal power of delight in becoming, seeing and doing.

Below is my thought on this quote,

Everything exists because it exists, not for anything.
Quite true, but not absolutely so.
It’s all an expression of Love as seen from the Big picture.
???
It exist because it is, and not for “the purpose of”. It’s partly true, sort of, but is misleading. This whole thing implies that one shouldn’t be other than joyful or happy etc.
That’s the overall idea, yes indeed!… That’s the whole point of meditation etc, or one could say of all the paths of Yoga. This is what you like so much yourself about the Dalai Lama, don’t you? (This is just an example).
Humans are more complex than that.
Humans are what they are now, only as the expression of the level of consciousness considered ‘normal’ for the time being among ordinary Humans. But we are not condemned to remain for ever at that level of consciousness only, which is meant to be just a passing phase. We are meant to evolve further, even while we still live in a physical body and on Earth.
This quote is collapsing the distinction between the infinite and the finite while we are still living in the finite.
Don’t contrast the infinite and the finite as if they were two opposite absolutes. They are not. The finite is not static, not stagnating: there is what we call the process of Evolution, which means everything is on its way to becoming ever more consciously divine again.
If we were always happy, which is what almost everyone wants,
Of course it is what they want!!! Isn’t it what you want as well?… I mean, true happiness?… Don’t forget we all are actually the Divine!… We purposely accepted to forget what we truly are, including that Delight of Being which is so much part of our secret divine nature; but that doesn’t mean we do not miss and long for what we have voluntarily put aside for a while in order to play the Game!… Our very longing for our true, divine way of being is in fact precisely what gradually brings us all back sooner or later on some ‘spiritual path’… to become again consciously what we never actually ceased to be: the Divine!!!
we would be singing with the angels and not human beings.
We would be neither ethereal angels, nor ordinary humans, but simply further evolved humans – and that possibility is open to anyone interested. Later on, when the Supramental Consciousness-Force (that has been only recently activated in terrestrial Matter, and that is now leading the process of Evolution here) will come really into its own and manifest more fully its own characteristic level of consciousness in a stabilized and harmonized world, there will probably be the apparition of a new, directly supramental body, which will be even better than the transformed, supramentalized human bodies that will be the first step. By that time, all this will seem just as normal and natural as it is now to have a human body instead of an animal body, if one has the corresponding consciousness. 
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(My friend’s answer:)
Bhaga,
I’m working on being fully human in the best possibility of the word, I’m very curious about the ‘big picture’ and have had some non-linear events to keep me asking questions and help me to have faith. But really I know little more then AM. I’m fine with the big picture staying a Mystery, and I will continue to study peoples reports. Yet my biggest concern is to stay open and accepting our humanness. ‘Humanness’, loosely speaking as our imperfection and frailty. This, staying open and accepting, is quite a challenge for me. I’m grateful beyond reckoning for the glimpses of the Mystery that I’ve had, I don’t think I’d be managing otherwise. I’m in ‘debt’ beyond repayment to all the many who have guided me, such as yourself.

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As I finish typing this in, I’ll add another, last answer:

The pleasure is mine too: it’s actually in my own interest as well, that as many other human beings as possible finally grasp the meaning and purpose of it all… which is indeed, I would say, to at last awaken to our true being and enjoy ourselves divinely here, just as we do in those non-physical dimensions where it is normal to be conscious of one’s eternal divinity, while on the terrestrial plane and in a physical body we are usually  plunged in the overall mass amnesia and aren’t conscious any more of being the Divine… The more we are to awaken, the more really pleasant the Game at last becomes!… And what a conscious collective Victory it all gloriously blooms into then… As Sri Aurobindo puts it so beautifully, “The bliss of the myriad myriads who are One”…

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